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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910407/the-spectral-features-of-eeg-responses-to-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-of-the-primary-motor-cortex-depend-on-the-amplitude-of-the-motor-evoked-potentials
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Matteo Fecchio, Andrea Pigorini, Angela Comanducci, Simone Sarasso, Silvia Casarotto, Isabella Premoli, Chiara-Camilla Derchi, Alice Mazza, Simone Russo, Federico Resta, Fabio Ferrarelli, Maurizio Mariotti, Ulf Ziemann, Marcello Massimini, Mario Rosanova
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the primary motor cortex (M1) can excite both cortico-cortical and cortico-spinal axons resulting in TMS-evoked potentials (TEPs) and motor-evoked potentials (MEPs), respectively. Despite this remarkable difference with other cortical areas, the influence of motor output and its amplitude on TEPs is largely unknown. Here we studied TEPs resulting from M1 stimulation and assessed whether their waveform and spectral features depend on the MEP amplitude. To this aim, we performed two separate experiments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887547/uncovering-the-effect-of-low-frequency-static-magnetic-field-on-tendon-derived-cells-from-mechanosensing-to-tenogenesis
#2
Tamagno Pesqueira, Raquel Costa-Almeida, Manuela E Gomes
Magnetotherapy has been receiving increased attention as an attractive strategy for modulating cell physiology directly at the site of injury, thereby providing the medical community with a safe and non-invasive therapy. Yet, how magnetic field influences tendon cells both at the cellular and molecular levels remains unclear. Thus, the influence of a low-frequency static magnetic field (2 Hz, 350 mT) on human tendon-derived cells was studied using different exposure times (4 and 8 h; short-term studies) and different regimens of exposure to an 8h-period of magnetic stimulation (continuous, every 24 h or every 48 h; long-term studies)...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875707/remote-manipulation-of-ligand-nano-oscillations-regulates-adhesion-and-polarization-of-macrophages-in-vivo
#3
Heemin Kang, Sungkyu Kim, Dexter Siu Hong Wong, Hee Joon Jung, Sien Lin, Kaijie Zou, Rui Li, Gang Li, Vinayak P Dravid, Liming Bian
Macrophages play crucial roles in various immune-related responses, such as host defense, wound healing, disease progression, and tissue regeneration. Macrophages perform distinct and dynamic functions in vivo, depending on their polarization states, such as the pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype and pro-healing M2 phenotype. Remote manipulation of the adhesion of host macrophages to the implants and their subsequent polarization in vivo can be an attractive strategy to control macrophage polarization-specific functions but has rarely been achieved...
September 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868887/controllable-preparation-of-cufemno4-nanospheres-as-a-novel-multifunctional-affinity-probe-for-efficient-adsorption-and-selective-enrichment-of-low-abundance-peptides-and-phosphopeptides
#4
Xing-Yu Long, Zi-Jin Zhang, Jia-Yuan Li, Dong Sheng, Hong-Zhen Lian
A facile solvothermal method for the synthesis of multifunctional magnetic CuFeMnO4 nanospheres affinity probe (NSAP) with controllable morphology and size was developed for the first time. The CuFeMnO4 nanospheres combine the brilliant features of Cu(2+), Fe(3+), and Mn(2+) ions, so their multifunction performances are embodied by strong coordination to carboxyl and amine groups of peptides (Cu(2+) and Fe(3+)), special affinity to phosphate groups of phosphopeptides (Fe(3+) and Mn(2+)), and high magnetic responsiveness in a magnetic field...
September 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842627/enhancement-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-chondrogenesis-with-short-term-low-intensity-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields
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Dinesh Parate, Alfredo Franco-Obregón, Jürg Fröhlich, Christian Beyer, Azlina A Abbas, Tunku Kamarul, James H P Hui, Zheng Yang
Pulse electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been shown to recruit calcium-signaling cascades common to chondrogenesis. Here we document the effects of specified PEMF parameters over mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) chondrogenic differentiation. MSCs undergoing chondrogenesis are preferentially responsive to an electromagnetic efficacy window defined by field amplitude, duration and frequency of exposure. Contrary to conventional practice of administering prolonged and repetitive exposures to PEMFs, optimal chondrogenic outcome is achieved in response to brief (10 minutes), low intensity (2 mT) exposure to 6 ms bursts of magnetic pulses, at 15 Hz, administered only once at the onset of chondrogenic induction...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831658/magnetic-treatment-of-microalgae-for-enhanced-product-formation
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REVIEW
Lucielen Oliveira Santos, Kricelle Mosquera Deamici, Bruno Costa Menestrino, Jaqueline Garda-Buffon, Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa
Static or modulated magnetic fields (MF) may interact with the biological system and affect the metabolism of microorganisms, such as their photosynthetic capacity or synthesis of carbohydrates. Their effects on microorganisms, which can be classified into inhibiting, stimulating and null, may be interpreted as the result of stress that cells undergo, thus, leading to responses through the same mechanisms. Biological effects of exposure to magnetic forces depend on magnetic intensity, frequency and exposure time...
August 22, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780826/-influence-of-extremely-low-frequency-magnetic-field-on-circadian-rhythm-of-cryptochrome-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts
#7
Z Y Sun, D Y Geng, C F Chen, P P Wang, T Song
Objective: To investigate the influence of extremely low-frequency magnetic field on periodical expression of cryptochrome (Cry) gene in mouse embryonic fibroblast NIH3T3 cells. Methods: The NIH3T3 cells were divided into magnetic field group and sham-exposure group. The NIH3T3 cells in the magnetic field group were stimulated by horse serum and then exposed to an extremely low-frequency magnetic field (50 Hz and 0.3 mT) for 48 hours, and those in the sham-exposure group were also stimulated by horse serum and then exposed to a coil for 48 hours...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755870/use-of-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-the-investigation-of-brain-activation-during-cognitive-aging-a-systematic-review-of-an-emerging-area-of-research
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REVIEW
Nounagnon F Agbangla, Michel Audiffren, Cédric T Albinet
The cognitive neuroscience of aging is a growing and stimulating research area. The development of neuroimaging techniques in the past two decades has considerably increased our understanding of the brain mechanisms that might underlie cognitive performance and resulting changes due to normal aging. Beside traditional metabolic neuroimaging techniques, such as Positron Emission Tomography and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), an optical imaging technique allowing to monitor real-time cerebral blood oxygenation, has gained recent interest in this field...
September 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751716/static-magnetic-field-stimulation-enhances-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-and-secretion-of-neurotrophic-factors
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Ankshita Prasad, Daniel B Loong Teh, Agata Blasiak, Chou Chai, Yang Wu, Payam M Gharibani, In Hong Yang, Thang T Phan, Kah Leong Lim, Hyunsoo Yang, Xiaogang Liu, Angelo H All
The cellular-level effects of low/high frequency oscillating magnetic field on excitable cells such as neurons are well established. In contrast, the effects of a homogeneous, static magnetic field (SMF) on Central Nervous System (CNS) glial cells are less investigated. Here, we have developed an in vitro SMF stimulation set-up to investigate the genomic effects of SMF exposure on oligodendrocyte differentiation and neurotrophic factors secretion. Human oligodendrocytes precursor cells (OPCs) were stimulated with moderate intensity SMF (0...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743633/an-intra-neural-microstimulation-system-for-ultra-high-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-magnetoencephalography
#10
Paul M Glover, Roger H Watkins, George C O'Neill, Rochelle Ackerley, Rosa Sanchez-Panchuelo, Francis McGlone, Matthew J Brookes, Johan Wessberg, Susan T Francis
BACKGROUND: Intra-neural microstimulation (INMS) is a technique that allows the precise delivery of low-current electrical pulses into human peripheral nerves. Single unit INMS can be used to stimulate individual afferent nerve fibres during microneurography. Combining this with neuroimaging allows the unique monitoring of central nervous system activation in response to unitary, controlled tactile input, with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) providing exquisite spatial localisation of brain activity and magnetoencephalography (MEG) high temporal resolution...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702986/electromagnetic-field-in-control-tissue-regeneration-pelvic-pain-neuro-inflammation-and-modulation-of-non-neuronal-cells
#11
S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, J Lotti, A Vosa, T Lotti, E Canavesi
In scientific literature, magnetic fields are used both in basic science and clinical research. They are often used to treat pain and neuro-inflammation disorders thanks to their influence on cellular responses. Our project was born from the regenerative support that we wanted to give to those diseases characterized by neuro-inflammation, nerve lesion, muscles and tissues disorders that can transform the symptom (e.g. neuropathic pelvic pain) in disease. In this study, we examined the action of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) on skin lesion regeneration and the repetitive trans-pelvic magnetic stimulation (rTPMS) on patients affected by incontinence and post-surgical problems, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700536/fully-implantable-battery-free-wireless-optoelectronic-devices-for-spinal-optogenetics
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Vijay K Samineni, Jangyeol Yoon, Kaitlyn E Crawford, Yu Ra Jeong, Kajanna C McKenzie, Gunchul Shin, Zhaoqian Xie, Saranya S Sundaram, Yuhang Li, Min Young Yang, Jeonghyun Kim, Di Wu, Yeguang Xue, Xue Feng, Yonggang Huang, Aaron D Mickle, Anthony Banks, Jeong Sook Ha, Judith P Golden, John A Rogers, Robert W Gereau
The advent of optogenetic tools has allowed unprecedented insights into the organization of neuronal networks. Although recently developed technologies have enabled implementation of optogenetics for studies of brain function in freely moving, untethered animals, wireless powering and device durability pose challenges in studies of spinal cord circuits where dynamic, multidimensional motions against hard and soft surrounding tissues can lead to device degradation. We demonstrate here a fully implantable optoelectronic device powered by near-field wireless communication technology, with a thin and flexible open architecture that provides excellent mechanical durability, robust sealing against biofluid penetration and fidelity in wireless activation, thereby allowing for long-term optical stimulation of the spinal cord without constraint on the natural behaviors of the animals...
June 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659614/dopamine-dependent-changes-of-cortical-excitability-induced-by-transcranial-static-magnetic-field-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease
#13
M Dileone, M C Carrasco-López, J C Segundo-Rodriguez, L Mordillo-Mateos, N López-Ariztegui, F Alonso-Frech, M J Catalan-Alonso, J A Obeso, A Oliviero, G Foffani
Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS) is a recent low-cost non-invasive brain stimulation technique that decreases cortical excitability in healthy subjects. The objective of the present study was to test the ability of tSMS to modulate cortical excitability in patients with Parkinson's disease. We performed a randomized double-blind sham-controlled cross-over study to assess cortical excitability before and immediately after tSMS (or sham) applied for 10 min to the more affected motor cortex of patients with Parkinson's disease...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652897/low-level-laser-therapy-in-russia-history-science-and-practice
#14
REVIEW
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin
In Russia (formerly USSR) study of biomodulation action (BMA) mechanisms of low-intensity laser irradiation (LILI) began in 1964, immediately after the development of lasers. During the period from 1965 to 1972 several dozens of scientific conferences were held, hundreds of studies were published. Generally, secondary mechanisms and results of LILI effect on patients with various diseases were studied. This data was immediately implemented into practical medicine in the fields of oncology, surgery, dermatology and dentistry, and since 1974 low level laser therapy (LLLT) is included in the standard of state medical care...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644548/repetitive-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-for-activities-of-daily-living-and-functional-ability-in-people-after-stroke
#15
REVIEW
Ryo Momosaki, Naoki Yamada, Erika Ota, Masahiro Abo
BACKGROUND: Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) is a form of therapy that creates painless stimulation of deep muscle structures to improve motor function in people with physical impairment from brain or nerve disorders. Use of rPMS for people after stroke has been identified as a feasible approach to improve activities of daily living and functional ability. However, no systematic reviews have assessed the findings of available trials. The effect and safety of this intervention for people after stroke currently remain uncertain...
June 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580930/cascaded-spintronic-logic-with-low-dimensional-carbon
#16
Joseph S Friedman, Anuj Girdhar, Ryan M Gelfand, Gokhan Memik, Hooman Mohseni, Allen Taflove, Bruce W Wessels, Jean-Pierre Leburton, Alan V Sahakian
Remarkable breakthroughs have established the functionality of graphene and carbon nanotube transistors as replacements to silicon in conventional computing structures, and numerous spintronic logic gates have been presented. However, an efficient cascaded logic structure that exploits electron spin has not yet been demonstrated. In this work, we introduce and analyse a cascaded spintronic computing system composed solely of low-dimensional carbon materials. We propose a spintronic switch based on the recent discovery of negative magnetoresistance in graphene nanoribbons, and demonstrate its feasibility through tight-binding calculations of the band structure...
June 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497056/direction-dependent-effects-of-combined-static-and-elf-magnetic-fields-on-cell-proliferation-and-superoxide-radical-production
#17
Jonne Naarala, Kavindra Kumar Kesari, Ian McClure, Cristina Chavarriaga, Jukka Juutilainen, Carlos F Martino
Proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells was stimulated by a nearly vertical 60 or 120 μT static magnetic field (MF) in comparison to cells that were shielded against MFs. When the static field was combined with an extremely low frequency (ELF) MF (18 Hz, 30 μT), proliferation was suppressed by a horizontal but not by a vertical ELF field. As these results suggested that the effects of an ELF MF depend on its direction in relation to the static MF, independent experiments were carried out to confirm such dependence using 50 Hz MFs and a different experimental model...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493223/-physiotherapy-occupational-therapy-and-physical-therapy-in-fibromyalgia-syndrome-updated-guidelines-2017-and-overview-of-systematic-review-articles
#18
A Winkelmann, H Bork, W Brückle, C Dexl, P Heldmann, P Henningsen, L Krumbein, V Pullwitt, M Schiltenwolf, W Häuser
BACKGROUND: The regular update of the guidelines on fibromyalgia syndrome, AWMF number 145/004, was scheduled for April 2017. METHODS: The guidelines were developed by 13 scientific societies and 2 patient self-help organizations coordinated by the German Pain Society. Working groups (n =8) with a total of 42 members were formed balanced with respect to gender, medical expertise, position in the medical or scientific hierarchy and potential conflicts of interest...
June 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463090/effects-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-oxidative-stress-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#19
Francisco J Medina-Fernandez, Begoña M Escribano, Eduardo Agüera, Macarena Aguilar-Luque, Montserrat Feijoo, Evelio Luque, Fe I Garcia-Maceira, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, René Drucker-Colin, Isaac Tunez
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) reproduces a multiple sclerosis (MS)-like experimental model. The main objective was to evaluate the effect of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EL-EMF) application, like a paradigm of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the development of EAE. Rats were injected with a single dose of 150 μg of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG, fragment 35-55) to produce experimental MS. To assess the effect of TMS application in EAE, the rats were treated with TMS (60 Hz and 0...
May 19, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441282/magnetic-field-reference-levels-for-arbitrary-periodic-waveforms-for-prevention-of-peripheral-nerve-stimulation
#20
Gregory B Gajda, Stephen H Bly
Guidelines for prevention of peripheral nerve stimulation from exposure to low frequency magnetic fields have been developed by standard-setting bodies. Exposure limits or reference levels (RLs) are typically set in terms of the maximum root-mean-square amplitude of a sinusoidal waveform; however, environmental flux densities are often periodic, non-sinusoidal waveforms. This work presents a procedure for deriving RLs for any generalized periodic waveform using the empirical nerve-stimulation threshold data obtained from human volunteer MRI experiments...
June 2017: Health Physics
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